The problem with Apple's iOS education offerings that really started to make me wonder what the future held, when I understood that iTunes U was clearly only allowed to die a slow death. At the time of writing, iTunes U still does not support basic iOS multitasking features introduced in iOS 9 – four releases ago. […] Whatever learning platform a school uses is an important part of the school's work, and if it does not evolve, it dies. Make no mistake: iTunes U is a dying service, and it would be more honest and respectful of Apple just to announce the date when it is put out of its misery.[…]
The worst problem by far in iOS sysadmin is the backup and recovery of monitored devices. This process has never been properly documented, and it seems to change freely with iOS versions. Every time I have to do it, it takes at least three hours of experimentation to get something that basically works.[…]
We have used 9.7 ”iPad Pro hardware in this cycle, and although the hardware remains fast and capable, has not been very satisfied with its durability. We have seen a lot of fatigue-related screen damage ̵1; that is, damage not caused by a catastrophic accident, but rather just repeated closures in a school bag. […]
Finally, I think the long-term effect of tablets will be that they forced laptops to get better.
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